FAQ About Green Building
There's lots of questions surrounding the concept of "Green Building" so let's get to the answers!

Q.   What makes a home “green”?

A.   Green building is no mystery. It’s better building. There are several key components of a Green Home.

  1. Energy efficiency
  2. Water conservation
  3. Resource efficiency and conservation through building design and the use of sustainable or recycled products
  4. Indoor air quality
  5. Reducing the overall impact on the environment Your builder must pay attention to these areas of Green Building in the design and construction of your home and in the lot development before, during and after construction.

Q.   Why build “green”?

A.   Reasons to consider building a green home include:

  1. Lower operating costs
  2. Less maintenance
  3. Better indoor air quality and comfort
  4. Smaller carbon footprint
  5. Possible tax credits – see www.dsireusa.org – for a comprehensive list of state, local, utility and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency; and www.energystar.gov for federal tax credits for consumer energy efficiency.